I love the idea of buying from businesses/organization that support local or global causes and people groups. For example, the A21 Campaign. I am extremely passionate about their work against human trafficking, so I purchase tees from there as opposed to the average department store. (It’s also great for birthday and Christmas gifts.)
I’ve recently stumbled across Raven + Lily.
Raven + Lily was created to alleviate poverty among women. Raven + Lily currently helps employ over 1,500 marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. Raven + Lily is committed to providing products that are made by hand, follow fair trade standards, and honor our eco-friendly commitment.
I bought my own bracelet, and every time I wear it I’m reminded of these strong women, their beauty, their lives.
I love the idea that something as seemingly trivial as a fashion choice can spark great conversation and potential change. I’ve worn this bracelet a good bit, and when people comment on it, I share where I bought it. I get to encourage others to shop at organizations like this, furthering the grace and gift of these women and their beautiful handiwork!
Visit the website today and browse for your first piece.
“Let’s also consider ways to bring dignity to others by shopping for goods that honor the person that made them… Let’s be thoughtful in the way we dress this season by making sure we are having a positive impact on people and the planet as part of our celebration.”
PS – I’m not an official collaborator with Raven + Lily or anything. I only share it because I think it’s great.